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Shaanxi History Museum

91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Ranked #5 of 247 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: One thing surprising at the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum was the fact that it is possible, even expected, to bargain for the items sold at the... more »
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Leicestershire, England
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Very busy. The rooms were too small and aloe exhibits were too crowded. OK if like ancient history but a real lack of information on anything more recent.

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Philadelphia, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Especially for someone who doesn't read Chinese, there was precious little to appreciate in this museum. It was also extremely crowde, and so we saw a few trinkets but otherwise found it not interested. Also beware of pushy salespeople in the museum shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of the best museums we have ever visit, so many things to see, we spent roughly 3 hours inside. Great!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I like dinosaurs, so once I got over the fact that there were none in this museum it was interesting to see all of the artifacts in Chinese history shown here. I would definitely skip it on a short trip through Xian, but with 3 or more days it is worthy of a visit. The Chinese art was very nice.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have been to many museums before, but this museum is the most impressive one. It stores many historic objects, don't miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The museum is well done. It separates the Han, Tang, and other dynasties by area to display their art, pottery, tools, and clothing. There is a gift shop and drinks within the museum. If you like museums and want to know more about the various Chinese dynasties, then a visit would be enjoyed. It is not a must see, but... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This museum was our first stop on arriving in Xian, even prior to checking into our hotel. Our local Gate 1 guide ,Jenny, did a walking, narrative of some of the more important historical facts of Xian . She also went into great detail in the the areas representative of the Han and Tang dynasties. After her narrative we had... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have only 3hours here, not enough ! there are so many things of great chinese history. You can study the history of the human race,not only chinese history.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Since Xi'an was the ancient capital of China, there are many cultural and historic relics housed in this museum. Lots of information shown and the displays are wonderfully done. Well worth the visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were overwhelmed by the museum which was so perfectly presented and informative. We learned much about the various dynasties

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